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Seeking Solutions to Africa's Cancer Crisis

7 December 2007

Africa is one of the regions hardest hit by the growing global cancer crisis, with more than half a million people dying of the disease each year. Limited access to cancer care services means these figures could almost double by 2020, unless action is taken now. Read more →

General Conference Resolution Endorses PACT

16 November 2007

Member States at this year's IAEA General Conference demonstrated their growing confidence in PACT, hailing its work as a clear example of the Agency's mandate to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology for humanitarian purposes. Read more →

Special Event Launches New Partnership

24 October 2007

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will join more than 100 leading public figures, philanthropists and cancer experts at the UN Headquarters in New York on 29 October to mark the launch of a new partnership between the IAEA and the US-based NFCR. Read more →

A Gift with a Future

20 September 2007

At an informal ceremony set against the busy backdrop of the IAEA's 51st General Conference, the Republic of Korea quietly made a unique donation to the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). Read more →

PACT mission to Syria

20 July 2007

PACT was approached by the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission to perform a technical visit on the preparation of a national cancer control strategy. Although PACT currently focuses on its six project model demonstration sites, it agreed to this mission. Read more →

Fighting Cancer in Tanzania: A Family Affair

11 July 2007

Most of Tanzania's 37 million people are distributed across vast rural areas, while cancer facilities are concentrated in the capital, Dar es Salaam. This means that for many cancer patients, and the relatives supporting them, accessing treatment involves long journeys, financial hardship and family dislocation. Read more →

Cancer Care in Tanzania Advances to Next Stage

7 June 2007

Tanzania, one of the world's ten poorest nations, is facing a cancer crisis with as many as 35,000 new cases expected a year. In May, an interagency mission to Dar es Salaam applauded steps taken towards building a National Cancer Control Plan. Read more →

Cancer Control in Africa

14 Mar 2007

Raising awareness of cancer threat in Africa and implementing strategies to tackle it are among the biggest challenges facing the global health community today. A high-level meeting in London, UK, on 10-11 May, 2007, aims to discuss these issues — and to find solutions. Read more →